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Quite frankly, this vexes me... I really hope they dont do it, and its just internet chatter. With the I-6 tradition thrown out the window, along with SUV M cars :4ngie:, minivans in disguise (5 GT), Turbo charging gas cars(This one wasnt so bad), i fear we may only be years away from a FWD badged BMW :(

The latest information (rumors) circulating about the next M3***8242;s engine suggest that BMW is seriously thinking of placing a V6 (a 90 degree V6 at that) into the F80. Heresy!! BMW, a company known for it***8217;s silky smooth inline sixes appears to be treading into Pontiac territory (Hello Buick 3800!) with a 90 degree V6. At least that***8217;s the fear.
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http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/03/30/the-spun-bearing-the-case-for-the-90-degree-v6-with-reservations/

http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/03/28/rumors-2014-bmw-m3-with-v6-comes-back-to-focus/
 

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I say put a V8, twin turbo, AWD!!
 

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I say put a V8, twin turbo, AWD!!
You can have that in the new F11 6er, and i think the 5er too, but do you really want that in a M3?
 

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Quite frankly, this vexes me... I really hope they dont do it, and its just internet chatter. With the I-6 tradition thrown out the window, along with SUV M cars :4ngie:, minivans in disguise (5 GT), Turbo charging gas cars(This one wasnt so bad), i fear we may only be years away from a FWD badged BMW :(



Link to the rest of the article.
http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/03/30/the-spun-bearing-the-case-for-the-90-degree-v6-with-reservations/

http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/03/28/rumors-2014-bmw-m3-with-v6-comes-back-to-focus/
Mini's have been around for years now. BMW designed and engineered.
 
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